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Windy and warm today, but cold front on the way

Juan Acuña's weather forecast for Dec. 29, 2020
Posted at 5:49 AM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 10:52:12-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The windy and warm conditions will continue today as we await our much-advertised cold front that will arrive here late Wednesday evening and into Thursday morning.

With the extra wind and some cloud cover in the area, we are starting off this morning on the muggy and mild side with widespread 60s, and even some low 70s, across the Coastal Bend.

This is a huge contrast to the 30s and 40s we were observing just a few days ago and is all on the heels of a strong southeasterly wind that continues to feed into South Texas.

Today will feature mainly cloudy skies and a stray shower and an afternoon high of 78 in Corpus Christi. Winds will be strong today and be sustained out of the southeast around 20-30 mph with slightly higher gusts.

Tonight, the winds will stay with us around 15-20 mph out of the southeast and we'll hold on to a good amount of clouds too. We'll look for an overnight low of 66.

Wednesday will be a carbon copy of today and the last couple of days with highs in the upper 70s and lots of wind.

But by Wednesday night, a Pacific cold front will begin to move into the region from the west and we'll start to see an increase in shower and thunderstorm activity.

The Storm Prediction Center does have part of the Coastal Bend in a marginal risk for some severe weather. Mainly with gusty winds and small hail will be the primary hazards we'll have to watch out for.

On average, we'll look for rainfall totals around half an inch to an inch, but some locations could pick up more under the heavier activity.

This will go on until early Thursday, but by the later evening hours, we'll begin to clear out, resulting in a cloudy and chilly day with highs only the 50s.

And counting down to the New Year, near midnight, temperatures will be in the upper 30s to low 40s with lighter winds and mainly clear skies.

New Year's Day will be mainly sunny and seasonal with highs in the mid-60s.

The lighter winds and cool temperatures look to stick around through the weekend with cold mornings in the upper 30s to low 40s.

Have a great day!